Finishing the Bottom: Two Ways Using vinyl fabric: The image on the left shows a vinyl bottom stitched to the side fabric. If you choose this option, you’ll need to cut the vinyl about 1” larger than the daisy pattern. Tuck this extra inch under as you stitch. You’ll also need a heavy curved needle and strong thread.
Using lightweight fabric: Wrap lightweight fabric around a cardboard daisy that is slightly smaller than the bottom. Cut the bottom fabric slightly larger than the daisy pattern. Center the cardboard on the fabric daisy. Fold over the fabric edges and hot glue in place. (I used a Popsicle stick to help me.) When finished, turn it over, center it on the bottom of the footstool, and hot glue in place.
If the bottom is wood, hammer the gliders into the center of every other petal toward the outside.
Hand stitch on decorative welting, cording, or fringe. The photo on the left includes a self-covered button in the center of the stool's top. the green stool has a design stamped with fabric paint.
Enjoy your stool for years to come, knowing you are a part of the Tin Can Footstool Sisterhood.